Born August 6, 1911, American actress Lucille Ball was destined for success! At the age of 12, Lucille would discover her passion for acting and by the age of 14 had enrolled in the John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts studying alongside another big name actress, Bette Davis. Despite receiving harsh criticism from her teachers, Lucille was determined to make it big and would begin modeling before getting her start on Broadway in 1932!
While Lucille managed to snag chorus work on Broadway, breaking into the acting scene would prove to be harder than she anticipated. Intent on building up her resume, Lucille would move to Hollywood in the early 1930s gaining small parts in films such as Three Little Pigskins (1934) and Top Hat (1935). 1937 would finally bring the larger role Lucille was seeking as an aspiring actress in Stage Door. Performing alongside her distant cousin Ginger Rogers and the famed Katharine Hepburn would begin to gain her the attention she desired!